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Affluent Christian Investor | May 29, 2023

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AboutWayne Smith III, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Wayne Smith III

Wayne Smith III

Prior to establishing Insight Wealth Partners in 2010, Wayne spent 16 years as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and Senior Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services. During his distinguished career he earned many awards including being selected by his peers as Advisor of the Year. His areas of expertise include comprehensive financial planning and investment management. Prior to becoming a wealth manager, Wayne spent 10 years in the manufacturing industry where he achieved ever-increasing levels of responsibility in manufacturing management and plant engineering at the best-in-class organizations, Frito-Lay, Inc. and Ecolab Inc. Wayne graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. A member of the Financial Planning Association, Kingdom Advisors and Crown Financial Ministries, Wayne has also traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia teaching Biblical financial principles to business and church leaders and individuals. Wayne lives with his wife, Julie, and two children in Allen, Texas where he enjoys golf, sailing, scuba diving and the study of stewardship. His stewardship blog can be found at

Posts By Wayne Smith III

October 16, 2018 |

Kavanaugh’s Not The Left’s Enemy, The Left Is Its Own Enemy

A recent conversation with a left-leaning relative yielded the concern that Justice Kavanaugh would do great harm to gay and women’s rights.   I pondered his concern for a few days and concluded that the enemy of the left is … Read More

August 24, 2018 |

Info Wars And Stars Wars: The Unintended Consequences Of Silencing Offense

The recent decision by YouTube, and other social media sites, to remove material from Alex Jones’ Info Wars’ website has created quite a stir. The claim is that his content is akin to hate speech and thus violates the social … Read More

August 20, 2018 |

Why Biased Journalism Is Public Enemy Number One

Growing up, Public Enemy # 1 referred to the likes of Al Capone. Today, Public Enemy # 1 refers to the mainstream media – if you believe President Trump.   As the debate rages on about this, I want to look at … Read More

July 20, 2018 |

Why Your Name Is Important, But Not The Most Important

Claude Maxwell “Tad” Smith – 1969 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee, 3 -sport letterman, 7 – 40+ yard touchdown runs in 1928. During two decades as the Ole Miss athletic director, he built an athletic empire which included 6 … Read More

November 17, 2017 |

Most of What God Has Given You is Not For You

I really enjoy the song, “Home” by Chris Tomlin, because the lyrics speak of the joy waiting for us when we get to heaven:

This world is not what it was meant to be

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October 20, 2017 |

Removing Statues – Money Well Spent?

One of my all-time favorite movie scenes takes place at the end of Schindler’s List. Allow me to set the stage – Oskar Schindler was a German businessman. Pretending he needed Jews to operate his businesses, he spent most of … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

Why Good Questions are Your Greatest Asset

I never liked Shakespeare growing up – his literary style was too hard for me to understand.  Yet, he once wrote something that I value. Consider this line from Polonius in Hamlet:

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy … Read More

July 13, 2017 |

How to Spot an Opportunity to Give Away a Coat for Free

While talking with Michael, the owner of our house cleaning service, he noticed the coat which had been hanging on the back of my chair. As he looked with interest at the coat, he asked where I bought it. … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Obamacare, Trumpcare, or Whocares!

Writing about the problems plaguing Obamacare these last few weeks has enabled the sharpening of my thoughts on the bottom line issues of our healthcare system.

It makes no difference what we call our system – be it Obamacare … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Obamacare – The New Age Robin Hood plan

Now that Inauguration Day has come and gone, many are wondering what Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will do with Obamacare. Here are analogies on the effect Obamacare has had on the health insurance industry:

February 7, 2017 |

Obamacare: When You Want Someone Else to Pay Your Doctor Bills

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Earth Day poster – 1970

I discovered the problem with our healthcare system – We want someone else to pay for our healthcare! We want … Read More

January 31, 2017 |

Does Obama Care?

That is a good question, but maybe not the right question! Allow me to propose a different question – Do we care? Do we care enough about our health to change our eating, exercising, smoking, and drinking habits?

The … Read More

January 10, 2017 |

Is Work Work, or a Joy?

Wow, what a great weekend we just had!  A neighbor invited us, and another couple, out to their ranch for the weekend.  We got to shoot stuff, trap stuff, drive stuff, blow-up stuff, fill stuff, catch stuff, burn stuff, … Read More

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